How do I remove ads within an app?

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  1. RemixDeluxe
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    Fallout 4 is almost upon us and while I'm sometimes ok with ads the one presented in the pip-boy app is quite intrusive, not only does it block my view of the menu bar I cannot select the options nessesary to navigate the pip-boy. So I've decided to search for a way to outright remove ads altogether if I can do that, either via jailbreak or not?

    I'm currently on iPhone 5 version 6.1.4

    Look how intrusive it is for me on the Pip-boy app. Literally can't access the menu.
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    By and large mobile devices make this ad blocking lark harder, presumably for what they think is good reason.

    You generally have three main options, other than buy or otherwise install the version without it/use an alternative of course.

    1) Gain some kind of root or superuser access (jailbreak in the parlance of IOS hacking) and modify the application to remove the ads. This can be basic and this can be a full on hacking project if someone else has not done it.

    2) Gain some kind of root or superuser access and add some kind of hosts file or ad blocking network redirect.

    3) Get a good home router, or build something into your PC and direct phone traffic through that, and try to block adverts via website or traffic filtering there. Not the most effective if you want to go walkabout (unless you want to VPN through your home network I guess) and like the hosts file stuff it can be troubled if the ads sit on the same network path as useful network data -- blocking fallout.slimyadbroker.com is easy but if the good network data goes over the same thisisfalloutgameserver.com site as well as the ads then it gets harder for more basic techniques.

    None are anywhere near as effective or refined as good old adblock on a PC but can get some things done.
     
  4. RemixDeluxe
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    RemixDeluxe GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I'm using it now and it has sucessfully blocked out the ads for the pip-boy app. What about apps that use iAd? Those still seem to slip through the cracks.

    I tried manually going into an app and removing the ad source but it seems to come back somehow.